7 February 2008
Francesco Vezzoli (b. 1971)
An Embroidery Tris
signed 'Francesco Vezzoli' (on the reverse of embroidery no. 1); titled 'An enbroidery tris' (on the reverse of each embroidery)
triptych: laserprint on canvas with metallic embroidery
each: 16½ x 11 7/8in. (42 x 30cm.)
Executed in 1999 (3)
Galleria Gio Marconi, Milan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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G. Celant, Francesco Vezzoli, Fondazione Prada, Progetto Prada Arte, Milan 2004.
J. Winkelmann, The needleworks of Francesco Vezzoli, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Hatje Cantz, Leipzig 2002.
This is one of the first artworks dedicated by Francesco Vezzoli to the divas of Italian Cinema, caught in the act of doing needlework, in this case from Luchino Visconti's movies. The work is related to the artist's first video project "An Embroidered Trilogy".
This triptych features Maria Schell (from "White Nights - Le Notti Bianche"), Rina Morelli and Lucilla Morlacchi (both from "The Leopard - Il Gattopardo").
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Please note that the correct medium should be as follows: triptych: laserprint on canvas with metallic embroidery in artist's frames
The correct title for this work is Vaghe Stelle dell'Orsa.
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